5. OBITUARY: Bob DiGrazia
Bob DiGrazia, who coached the University of California's men's team for
28 years (1953-80) and remains the Bears' all-time winningest coach with a
202-133-39 record, died Dec. 11.
A San Francisco native, DiGrazia played for Cal in 1948-50 and became the Bears'
first All-American in 1950. As coach, he guided the Bears to their first two
NCAA playoff appearances, in 1960 and 1977. Fifteen of his players collected a
total of 19 All-American honors.
In 1983, DiGrazia earned the 43rd annual Honor Award from the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
He served as a Cal assistant athletic director for six years after his coaching
DiGrazia, who had suffered from Parkinson's disease, was 79.
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